Category: football

England Inspired, Now It’s Up To Us To Ensure Lionesses’ World Cup Legacy Lives On

21:53 – the time last night when the tears of a nation started flowing as the final whistle was blown on England’s 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign. It was a heart wrenching, soul destroying moment, seeing those 23 athletes whom we’ve come to…

#47) #BeReady

Football fans were graced with three moments of genius in just 24 hours this week. The first was that corner from Trent Alexander-Arnold on Tuesday, while the third was Dele Alli’s superb flick to set up Lucas Moura’s sensational winner the following evening. Yet…

#44) Remi Allen

Remi Allen is a fighter. Possessing a never-say-die attitude combined with plenty of natural ability, the Reading midfielder is someone you’d always want playing for your team rather than against. No better was this proved than in the recent FA quarter-final win over Manchester…

#38) My Inspirations – Remi Allen

This week we welcome our third guest writer to the blog in Reading Women’s midfielder Remi Allen, who describes her biggest inspirations not just in her footballing career, but her entire life. When asked to write a piece on what inspires me, I will…

#26) Ada Hegerberg

Ada Hegerberg is a truly remarkable woman who will go down in history for all the right reasons. On Monday the Norwegian was the recipient of the first women’s Ballon d’Or, beating a plethora of immensely talented players – including six-time FIFA World Player…

#15) West Ham WFC

Photo credit: @westhamwomen West Ham WFC made history earlier this week by playing their first ever top flight game of football, securing a well-earned draw against Reading in the FA Women’s Super League (WSL). Not that you would have known it from looking at…

#5) Aluko, Scott, Sparks

Rather than the disaster many anticipated, the men’s FIFA World Cup in Russia has actually been one of the most energising, uplifting learning experiences this nation has undergone in recent memory. As fans we have learned so many things – that England actually have…

It’s the process – not the person – that’s the issue

A new managerial appointment in football is supposed to bring feelings of hope, optimism and positivity. It’s the dawn of a new beginning. But Phil Neville’s announcement as the next England women’s boss could not have felt further from that. The former Manchester United…

How to Silence Your Critics

Leicester City, champions of England. Even now, more than week since this was confirmed, something about it doesn’t quite ring true. It’s not a bad thing though; if anything their success has been the kick up the backside that the game has needed. What…

WSL 2016 Preview – Part II

Here is the second part of my preview of the 2016 WSL. You can find the first part here: https://ransports.wordpress.com/2016/03/22/wsl-2016-preview-part-i/ Liverpool: History Although they won three successive FA Cups between 1994-1996, Liverpool have always been a team that have flitted in between the top and…